Toffee Depay Move Could Be Sweet For All Involved!


Manchester United winger Memphis Depay was today linked with a move to English Premier League side Everton.

It’s a move that would make a lot of sense, if you ask me. If you fancy taking a punt this month then an enhanced PaddyPower offer might be up your street.

Depay has been a bit of a misfit since his arrival at Old Trafford last summer. Despite early promise he has dramatically fallen down the pecking order and now is no more than a squad player with the Red Devils.

Both Louis van Gaal and now Jose Mourinho have failed in getting the best out of the Dutchman and now he rarely gets the chance to prove himself in the United starting line-up. It’s certainly not ideal to see a £25m talent wasting away on the bench or in the reserves.

Maybe the expectation levels at Man United surprised and intimidated twenty-two year old Memphis. It also happened to Diego Forlan at United. It might of been easier had the forward joined a good Premier League side first before joining one of the elite.

The same thing happened to Romelu Lukaku. He joined Chelsea from Anderlecht as a teenager but failed to make a great enough impact at Stamford Bridge. The Belgian would then impress on loan spells at WBA and then with Everton before making the move to the Toffees permanent in the summer of 2014 in a deal worth around £28m. The hitman hasn’t looked back since and has scored 52 goals in his last 108 outings for the club. The strikers form has once again seen him linked with Europe’s best clubs.

Maybe the same could happen for Memphis Depay, who showed he still has a scoring touch with the Netherlands this week.

In Ronald Koeman, Delay would find a manager willing to let him flourish on the wing and shine in an Everton jersey. His Dutch compatriot also has that ability to get the best out of his stars and give them plenty of game time.

The Everton boss has stated in the Dutch press that he’s a big fan of the winger and would like to explore the chance to sign him:

“I would like to have him, I think he is an interesting player. He has great individual qualities, he just needs to play games.”

If Everton could get the same forward who blew the Eredivisie away back in 2014-15 with PSV, then they might have yet another world beater in their midst.

Now whether or not the Toffees go all in with a big bid this January is another matter. They’d probably be more inclined to go for a loan deal until the end of season with a fee agreed if all parties are happy at the end of the current campaign.

One stumbling block could be United’s assessment on Everton and whether they see the Toffees as a threat for a European place come the shake-up in May.

Jose Mournho isn’t a fan of selling to one of his rivals, but would the Portuguese see Koeman’s men as rivals, that’s the big question? Maybe Jose would prefer to loan Memphis to one of his old clubs; Inter Milan instead.

I hope Depay stays in England and really think he could impress at Goodison Park given half the chance!

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